China is getting . It just launched the aircraft carrier it built on its . It now has two aircraft carriers. The new carrier weighs 50,000 . It was launched at a special . Navy officials broke a of champagne over the carrier. This is . Development of the carrier started in 2013 and building began in 2015. The Chinese Navy will test it at for three years. It will start operating in 2020 when all its will be .
A spokesperson was, " of the great achievement made by the in modernizing the national defense and ". The new carrier will mean China can protect itself . It will help protect China's , shipping and trade . A social media user said the new carrier was, "a of China's technological …and strength". China may build two, three or four carriers. The new could be as big as the 100,000-ton U.S. Navy carriers.